1. reflekt2099's Avatar
    Found this here and wanted to share, coupled with my thoughts. Big thanks to Alexandru Dumitru for this awesome comparison.



    The Galaxy Nexus has gotten a lot of flack from several websites out there for not having the "Plus" feature (RGB) like the Galaxy S II which has the Super AMOLED Plus screen. It was very interesting to see a very good comparison of the GSII's screen vs the Galaxy Nexus' screen, the HD Super AMOLED.

    My Observations and Comments:
    - I noticed that blacks look much better on the G-Nex's screen. In direct comparison, the SGII's black almost have a greenish and sometimes brownish tint to them. The touted "industry's highest contrast ratio at 100000:1" really shines through here on the G-Nex. Blacks look blacker and whites look whiter on the G-Nex.
    - thanks to the high contrast ratio, text looks slightly clearer and sharper on the G-Nex. i'm sure this in combination with the new font, Roboto, and text will look even sharper.
    - on some of the photos, i noticed a slight horizontal pattern overlay on the SGII's screen, when the G-Nex's screen didn't have such a pattern. maybe it was just the viewing angle.

    this comparison helped to relieve some of my concerns with the pentile technology on the G-Nex. obviously, the HD high resolution (1280x720), which allows for that high PPI count of 316, really helps to alleviate any concerns of the Pentile matrix. the RBGW (the addition of the white) pattern really brightens up the screen on the G-Nex and brightens up images. this in combination with the high 100000:1 contrast ratio, and colors look exactly like they were meant to. don't get me wrong though, the screen on the SGSII is amazing. but it's good to see that the G-Nex's screen, even with that ridiculed pentile technology, will also be amazing, if not a little better, thanks to the (HD) high 1280x720 resolution and high PPI.

    Galaxy Nexus on top / Galaxy S II on bottom
    Notice the horizontal pattern overlay on the SGSII's screen, which isn't visible on the G-Nex's screen.


    Galaxy Nexus on top / Galaxy S II on bottom
    Text looks noticeably sharper on the G-Nex.


    Galaxy Nexus on top / Galaxy S II on bottom
    This image shows where blacks look much "blacker" on the G-Nex vs the SGSII
    11-11-2011 12:39 AM
  2. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Fantastic. The GN screen looks excellent! Especially with the HD wallpaper image.

    I WANt THIS PHONE NOW!
    11-11-2011 02:41 AM
  3. edoublediz's Avatar
    I thought the gnex had RGBG pentile not RGBW.
    11-11-2011 07:51 AM
  4. Bobaroo's Avatar
    I honestly cannot tell the difference on any of these pictures. I also wasn't able to notice anything wrong with the Bionic or Droid3's screen as well. My eyes must suck
    11-11-2011 08:45 AM
  5. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Wow, that second picture makes the Galaxy Nexus screen look a LOT better. They both have visible lines, however on the GNex they are at least straight and they are only visible on the lighter sections of the Samsung site whereas on the SII you see them over the entire site.
    11-11-2011 08:51 AM
  6. dsignori's Avatar
    Thanks much. Nice pics. The Gnex screen looks great overall. I agree with most of the comparison assessments. The only thing I did NOT see was the

    "This image shows where blacks look much "blacker" on the G-Nex vs the SGSII".

    It doesn't look any blacker to me. In fact the contrast ratio looked greater by a bit on the GS2, with the the white looking less white too. Probably just an anomalous shot.
    11-11-2011 01:21 PM
  7. CynicX's Avatar
    Looking at the stars in the first pic to me looks like the sg2 look sharper.....
    11-11-2011 01:29 PM
  8. sneakking's Avatar
    Looking at the stars in the first pic to me looks like the sg2 look sharper.....
    looking at the clouds the gnex looks sharper to me...

    i think it's safe to say in this case that no one should be disappointed in either screen
    11-11-2011 01:34 PM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I don't know why people keep doubting the Galaxy Nexus. It's going to be awesome.
    ultravisitor likes this.
    11-11-2011 01:41 PM
  10. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar

    Looking at the stars in the first pic to me looks like the sg2 look sharper.....
    looking at the clouds the gnex looks sharper to me...

    i think it's safe to say in this case that no one should be disappointed in either screen
    I agree with CynicX that the stars look sharper on the SII however there is such a thing as being too sharp. Not everything has sharp breaks and stars and clouds are just 2 things that don't have sharp lines and breaks in the real world. So if anything, the GNex picture looks more natural. Also who cares how sharp it is if you have a horizontal line pattern over the picture?
    11-11-2011 01:50 PM
  11. kamek89's Avatar
    I honestly cannot tell the difference on any of these pictures. I also wasn't able to notice anything wrong with the Bionic or Droid3's screen as well. My eyes must suck
    Right click on pictures and open in new tab and you'll definitely see it.
    11-11-2011 11:50 PM
  12. edoublediz's Avatar
    Right click on pictures and open in new tab and you'll definitely see it.
    absolutely!!!! looking at them in post does not do ANY justice. open in new window and it is immediately evident the GNEX looks better in every aspect.
    11-11-2011 11:57 PM
  13. SSHGuru's Avatar
    Yeah if you click on them the Galaxy is way better.
    11-12-2011 01:09 AM
  14. kca2000's Avatar
    Wow that looks awesome. Ill admit, the Pentile was really noticeable on the bionic. I can't see it at all on this. Really impressive.
    11-12-2011 01:38 AM
  15. quikric's Avatar
    This just makes me crave the Nexus even more!
    I want this phone so bad!
    11-12-2011 01:57 AM
  16. infernalman7's Avatar
    Looking great.

    I hope that ends the debate. PenTile may not be as good as native pixels by definition but at very high density it doesn't make any difference!
    11-12-2011 02:01 AM
  17. mistermojorizin's Avatar
    viewing the pics of the gnex in full size, i can see the crossthatching I see pixelation on the s2 also but it is in a familiar rgb pattern that doesn't distract from the image on the screen
    11-12-2011 03:34 AM
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